Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Minor Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: September 9, 1960
Date Finished: September 9, 1960
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
There was no clear favorite in this class as international competitions had produced several different winners in the last few years, and several of them had changed weight divisions. The leader after the press was American Jim George, who had won the bronze medal in the division at Melbourne. He continued to lead after the snatch, but narrowly over Poland’s Ireneusz Paliński, but Paliński outlifted George in the clean & jerk by 15 kg and won the gold medal comfortably, as George took silver. Bronze went to Paliński’s teammate, Jan Bochenek, who had always competed as a middleweight until the Rome Olympics.
|2||Jim George||25||United States||USA||Silver||430.0|
|11T||Fernando Torres||18||Puerto Rico||PUR||390.0|
|15||Phil Caira||27||Great Britain||GBR||385.0|
|18||Kuan King Lam||25||Malaya||MAL||370.0|
|20||Abdel Kader Ben Kamel||Morocco||MAR||337.5|
|AC||Mohamed Ali Abdel Kerim||32||United Arab Republic||UAR||[115.0]|
|AC||Sylvanus Blackman||27||Great Britain||GBR||[250.0]|